TOGETHER WE ARE

DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBSCR) is a regionally-operated and locally-funded non-profit organization that serves Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties. We match children (we call them "Littles") with mentors (we call them "Bigs") to create supportive, long-lasting, and life-changing relationships.

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HOW WE HELP CAPITAL REGION KIDS

Our mission is to create and support professionally guided one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Why Our Youth Mentoring Programs Work:

We recognize that while talent is equally distributed, opportunity is not. At BBBSCR we believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Our mentoring programs emphasize:

  • Educational Success
  • College Readiness
  • Exposure to Career Opportunities
  • Development of Pro-Social Behaviors

 

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WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A MENTOR (BIG)?

Because it is one of the most fulfilling things you will ever do! With just a 12-hour monthly commitment, you can:

  • Empower a child to reach their full potential.
  • Build an energetic and sturdy relationship that will last a lifetime.
  • Enjoy your time as a Big Brother/Sister with your Little in fun activities.

IN 2021, OUR MENTORS MADE AN IMPACT

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of our Littles earned better grades

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of our Littles avoided drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors

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of our Littles got along better with their peers and parents/guardians

MEET SOME OF OUR MATCHES

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BECOME A PART OF THE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FAMILY

Don't be shy! Contact Us with any questions.